Volume 88, Number 1, October 2009
Article Number 10005
Number of page(s) 5
Section General
Published online 22 October 2009
EPL, 88 (2009) 10005
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/88/10005

Quantum preferred frame: Does it really exist?

J. Rembieliński and K. A. Smoliński

Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Lodz - ul. Pomorska 149/153, 90-236 Łódź, Poland, EU

received 28 May 2009; accepted in final form 25 September 2009; published October 2009
published online 22 October 2009

The idea of the preferred frame as a remedy for difficulties of the relativistic quantum mechanics in description of the non-local quantum phenomena was undertaken by physicists such as J. S. Bell and D. Bohm. The possibility of the existence of a preferred frame was also seriously treated by P. A. M. Dirac. In this paper, we propose an Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen–type experiment for testing the possible existence of quantum preferred frame. Our analysis suggests that to verify whether a preferred frame of reference in the quantum world exists, it is enough to perform an EPR-type experiment with a pair of observers staying in the same inertial frame and with use of the massive EPR pair of spin–one-half or spin-one particles.

03.65.-w - Quantum mechanics.
03.65.Ud - Entanglement and quantum nonlocality (e.g. EPR paradox, Bell's inequalities, GHZ states, etc.).
03.65.Ta - Foundations of quantum mechanics; measurement theory.

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